Are you sick of going to the local Target and buying the latest and greatest commercialized toy for that next birthday party? Want to give something fun and different and at the same time provide an activity that sparks imagination?
Family Circle magazine recently included this idea which I think is brilliant! Give a child the gift of a fun activity! Find instructions for a great creative activity. Great ones can be found at www.familyfun.com or the kid's section of Martha Stewart's website. Print off the directions, purchase all the needed supplies and create a craft box! You could even include a list of multiple ideas.
Moms will think they are great for rainy days or days when their child is whining they have nothing to do!
Also, on a smaller scale, these would make great favors at a birthday party. Instead of the usual trinkets and candy, send guests home with an activity for a later time. Tie the activity into the theme of the party, even.
Wanna spruce it up? Find a fun container. Put the supplies in an empty paint can and make a cute label for the outside. Paint cans can be bought at your local hardware store. Or paint a large plastic ice cream tub (the kind with the handle). Just make sure the fun container has a lid to keep everything together and in it's place.